Fermilab to receive $34.9 million in Recovery Act funding
Funds are part of $1.2 billion from Recovery Act to be disbursed by Department of Energy's Office of Science
In the first installment of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science under President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will receive $34.9 million.
The funds are part of $1.2 billion announced by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today from funding allocated under the Recovery Act to DOE's Office of Science. The funds will support an array of Office of Science-sponsored construction, laboratory infrastructure, and research projects across the nation. The Secretary made the announcement during a visit to Brookhaven National Laboratory, in Upton, NY.
"Leadership in science remains vital to America's economic prosperity, energy security, and global competitiveness," said Secretary Chu. "These projects not only provide critically needed short-term economic relief but also represent a strategic investment in our nation's future. They will create thousands of jobs and breathe new life into many local economies, while helping to accelerate new technology development, renew our scientific and engineering workforce, and modernize our nation's scientific infrastructure."